Last month, legendary DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson underwent an emergency operation for brain cancer.
On August 21st, one of his longtime collaborator Kat Cerhiai threw a fundraiser to help pay for his own cancer treatment.
After having been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011, Anderson underwent a major operation and has been “in remission for the past 6 years, but alas not pain free.”
The fundraiser will help the DJ icon covering expenses for a treatment with a specialist neuro-oncology team, to ensure expert aftercare, physio and rehabilitation outside of the NHS. At the time of writing, he has raised £16,065 out of a total of £30,000.
Among the donors and supporters are Claudio Coccoluto, Barbara Tucker, Kerri Chandler and more.
Born in East London, Anderson is considered one of the UK house music pioneer, having been the first black DJ to play in London’s Soho, in 1979.
Read Kat Cerhiai’s full statement below:
“Loved worldwide by clubbers and DJ’s alike, DJ legend Paul Trouble Anderson was first diagnosed with cancer in his left lung in 2011.
After a major operation, he has been in remission for the past 6 years, but alas not pain free.
Tragically this summer after feeling unwell a CT and MRI scan discovered tumours in Paul’s brain and right lung.
In the past two weeks Paul has undergone an emergency operation to remove some of the tumour and reduce swelling and pressure to the brain, which will be followed by a course of radiotherapy. Paul now needs to seek ongoing treatment with a specialist neuro-oncology team, as well as to ensure expert aftercare, physio and rehabilitation outside of the NHS.
We are aiming to raise as much as possible in order to fund his healthcare.
To do this he’s going to need our help.
Needless to say Paul may not be able to appear at most if not all of his scheduled performances. However, he is determined to try and pre-record his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio to keep the good vibes flowing.
Please donate here to support Paul in his fight.
We all know it will take months until Paul is able to return to his previous form, but it is his full intention and our greatest wish that he gets back to doing what he loves doing best. With the support of his family, friends and community we can do this. It’s our chance to give something back to this very special man who has given us so much.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for any support you can give.”
To donate to his fund, click here.